If you are Apple based then this is what Apple TV (£100) will do for you. You then use your iPhone / ipad/ mac to send content like bbc iplayer / movies / music to the TV. The Apple TV can also access content directly from web inc netflix/vimeo/youtube and also anything you’ve bought/rented on iTunes like music and movies.
Personally I think this is a better solution (more flexible and future proof, cheaper) than a smart tv
I’ve been looking at it for a few weeks, but can’t decide what’s best. They all seem to have something fundamentally poor.
I’d probably agree that you can’t go wrong with £9.99 for the sky now box and cancel whatever they try and get you to subscribe to.